Delegation from Mozambique’s Sofala province visits South Africa and China

22 June 2012

A delegation of representatives from the Sofala provincial government, in Mozambique, and companies from the region is due to leave Friday for a working visit to South Africa and to China in search of investments, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The delegation, whose visits will take place between 22 and 30 June, plans to attract investments to carry out the Strategic Provincial Plan and other partnerships that may drive the development of that region of central Mozambique.

On Saturday the delegation is due to take part in a working meeting in Pretoria where it will present the strategic plan, which was officially launched last year and called, “Sofala 10 plus 20 on the way to development.”

On 23 June the Sofala mission will travel to China where representatives of the provincial government will publicise their strategic plan and the businesspeople will seek out business opportunities.

The journey to China is sponsored by Sogecoa Mozambique, a Chinese-owned company that is building a logistics centre in the Beira Special Economic Zone, according to the chairman of the Beira Commercial Association, Prakash Prehlad, who is heading the business delegation.

The provincial government is accompanied by 12 businesspeople from the construction, hotel, logging, general trade, and services sectors. (macauhub)